17-Year-Old Seneca Oddo Moves Up to 3rd in Maryland Swimming LSC Rankings for 100 Free


By Riley Overend on SwimSwam


Seneca Oddo closed out the 2023 Christiansburg Sectionals with a victory in the 100 free, clocking a 44.72 to rank as the fastest 17-year-old boy in the Maryland Swimming LSC since 2009.

Oddo ranks behind only Giles Smith (44.29 in 2009) and Michael Phelps (43.93 in 2003) in the Maryland Swimming LSC among 17-year-olds. The Kentucky Aquatics standout dipped under 45 for the first time on Sunday, shaving a few tenths off his previous-best 45.02 from last week.

17-year-old 100 Free Rankings, Maryland Swimming LSC

  1. Michael Phelps – 43.93 (2003)
  2. Giles Smith – 44.29 (2009)
  3. Seneca Oddo – 44.72 (2023)

Fellow 17-year-old Zach Zornan Ferguson of Racer X Aquatics wasn’t far behind Oddo with a 45.10 for a runner-up finish.

The 100 free was also fast on the girls side, with Wilmington Aquatic Club 17-year-old Rachel Bockrath winning by more than a second with a 49.59. The Ohio State commit was just off her personal-best 49.32 from February, which is tied for the second-fastest time in the Maryland Swimming LSC for her age behind world champion Elizabeth Pelton.

The boys’ 200 back featured a fun battle between 18-year-old Jake Lowrey (1:49.37) and 16-year-old Kade Snyder (1:49.46), who were separated by less than a tenth of a second. Lowrey, a Brown commit, was slightly off his personal-best 1:49.20 from December. Snyder posted a huge time drop, taking almost four seconds off his previous-best 1:53.45 from February.

Other Day 4 Winners

  • Nittany Lion Aquatic Club 18-year-old Jade Castro cruised to victory by more than a second in the 200 back with a 1:57.41, about half a second slower than Auburn commit’s lifetime best from December (1:56.90).
  • After placing 2nd in the 200 back (1:58.48), North Carolina Aquatic Club 18-year-old Eva Boehlke got back on top of the podium in the 200 IM with a time of 2:00.98. The UCSD commit was a second slower than her personal-best 1:59.56.
  • Kentucky Aquatics 18-year-old Alex Ochsenbein triumphed in the men’s 200 IM with a time of 1:49.15, slightly off the Missouri commit’s personal-best 1:48.23 from last month.

SwimSwam: 17-Year-Old Seneca Oddo Moves Up to 3rd in Maryland Swimming LSC Rankings for 100 Free

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